Monthly Archives: August 2020

Member Care Call Center Ceases Operations

As of September 1, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America no longer operates its Member Care Call Center and has shifted this responsibility to Patriots’ Path Council.

We can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. at 973-267-3407. Please be patient as our employees learn to navigate through these new responsibilities.

Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Zoom Meetings Planned

Patriots’ Path Council will hold Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA council-wide Zoom meeting in September.

Cub Scouts – On Tuesday, September 22, the Patriots Path Council will be having a special Zoom meeting for Cub Scout leaders. Topics will include best practices for restarting your unit, supplemental programs for your pack and den, upcoming program opportunities and much more. Zoom information will be coming soon, but in the meantime please save the date, as we will begin the broadcast at 7 p.m.

Scouts BSA – On Wednesday, September 30, the Patriots Path Council will be having a special Zoom meeting for Scouts BSA leaders. Same types of subjects as the Cub Scouts meeting, but geared toward our troops. Again, Zoom information will be coming soon, but in the meantime please save the date, as we will begin the broadcast at 7 p.m.

 

Scout Shops Announce Fall Hours

Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, both the Cedar Knolls and Mountainside Scout Shops will have THE SAME NEW FALL HOURS:

Monday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday – 11 a.m. 7 p.m.

Wednesday – 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Thursday – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Don’t have time to spend picking out awards for your next pack meeting or court of honor? Let your Patriots’ Path Scout Shops’ Staff do it for you. We will have your order bagged, rung up and ready to pick up and pay for. Shipping is available as an option as well.

Please give us at least 48 hours notice.

We will email or call you when your order is ready.

For information, call (973) 765-9322, ext. 233 (Cedar Knolls) or (908) 654-9191 (Mountainside).

Click here for flyer.

Fishawack Cubelos Planned for October

Save the date for the Fishawack Cubelos!

The event is planned October 24 at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.  This will be a day event including BB, archery, climbing and more. In addition, packs will be able to arrange family camping for October 24-25.

For info, contact Al Thomas at [email protected].

Black River Fall Cub Camporee Coming in October

The Black River District Fall Family Cub Camporee will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Camp Somers at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation.

This will be a day event with lots of fun activities for your pack, including shooting sports, nature, fishing, and more!  Packs and families will bring their own meals for the day as no dining services will be available. Although this is a day-only event, packs and families are welcome to camp out Friday night, Saturday night, or both nights at no additional charge.

Details on program, registration fees, and sign up will be posted soon on the district website.

For more information, contact District Executive Marc Maratea at (973) 765-9322, ext. 240,  [email protected]
or Pat Gallagher, camporee chair, at [email protected]

Scout Shops Offer Uniform Discount

Continuing through October 10, 2020, the Patriots’ Path Council Scout Shops in Cedar Knolls and Mountainside will offer 25% off uniform shorts, pants or skorts with the purchase of a shirt from the same program.

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Sussex District Plans Activities in the Coming Months

The Sussex District of Patriots’ Path Council recently held some successful events, and it has more activities planned in the coming months:

  • The Sussex District Campfire was held the evening at August 15 at Council Point, Camp Somers. This free event attracted approximately 60 people: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and adults. The weather was excellent and there were many fun songs and skits. The district hopes to make this an annual event.
  • Sussex District held two recruiting carnivals during the past 10 days. The first was at the Walmart in Hampton on August 21. The second was on August 26 at Camp Somers. Many units and district volunteers participated in these fun events. Cubs and Scouts BSA had fun with the various activities, and we developed over 40 new potential Scouts for the various packs and troops in the area. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this possible.
  • The Sussex District Day of Service occurred August 22. Troops and packs participated in a variety of local service projects. A total of nine units participated.
  • The joint Fishawack/Sussex Scouts BSA Camporee will be held at Camp Somers on Saturday, September 26. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be a daytime only event. We anticipate rifle, shotgun, archery, and COPE opportunities among other fun activities. While this event is daytime only, family camping will be available at no extra charge. Cost is $15 per person with registration opening soon.
  • In conjunction with the Fishawack/Sussex Scouts BSA Camporee, the Sussex District Cub Scout Camporee will be held at Camp Somers on Saturday, September 26. Cub packs are invited to enjoy archery, BB guns, boating, fishing, and other fun activities. COVID-19 restrictions will limit this event to a daytime only event, but family camping will be available at no extra charge. Cost will be $10 per person. Registration to open soon.
  • The Sussex District Merit Badge University will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 4, and Sunday afternoon, October 25. A variety of merit badges will be offered, with attendance required on both weekends to complete the merit badges.